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EasyOS Forum & other links

July 21, 2020 — BarryK

Prior to July 2020, EasyOS had some discussion threads in the Murga Puppy Forum, in the "Puppy Derivatives" section. That forum is currently "down", and a new forum especially for EasyOS has been created:

So, if you would like to read the experiences of other users and/or contribute your own feedback, go for it!

There is a new Puppy Linux Forum, that has a section for EasyOS:


How and why EasyOS is different

February 16, 2020 — BarryK

EasyOS was born in January 2017, and since then there have been bits and pieces written here and there about how and why it is different from other Linux distributions. This includes some rather technical descriptions. What is needed is a simple plain-English list, so that anyone can get a quick idea of what EasyOS is all about.

So, here goes. Do note, though, that Easy is an experimental distribution, and the features may change. These items are not listed in any particular order...


Legal, disclaimers, miscellania

April 13, 2019 — BarryK

"Easy Linux", also known as "EasyOS" or "Easy OS" or "Easy" was created by Barry Kauler in January 2017, and the names are claimed for this project. The official host sites are and

The official blog for Easy Linux is, and the very first post, announcing version 0.2 in March 2017 is here:

Where not explicitly stated or implied, code, text, artwork and concepts are copyrighted to Barry Kauler, with GPL license version 3.

Barry Kauler has, to the best of his ability, uploaded a product in which all components are free to distribute. If any component is identified as not free, or has some legal or financial encumbrance, please notify Barry and it will be removed immediately.